IRG Press Release – Spam Problem



John Katsaros
Internet Research Group
(650) 949-3256


Spam Problem Will be Solved Soon With Disruptive
Use Of Network and Community Approaches,
Says Internet Research Group

Los Altos, Calif., November 7, 2003 – Bill Gates is right: Spam will be controlled soon. In October at the Geneva ITU Telcom World 2003 Conference Bill Gates, Chairman and Chief Software Architect of Microsoft, proclaimed “…by being able to identify who the sender of the message is and making sure that they are really who they say they are, we’ll be able to make this spam problem essentially go away, make it not be something that holds back the scenarios here.” It might be surprising to many to find spam so readily dismissed at a time when undesired email has grown well beyond 50% of all mail traffic and necessarily become a key topic for all parties in the world of email.

Internet Research Group Research has just completed an update report on spam and spam control, analyzing the considerable technical and business development that has occurred in the last 6-12 months. This analysis concurs with Bill Gates and shows how a new breed of network centric spam blocking techniques will soon be available and dramatically turn the tides in the spam war, providing much greater value than the existing content filtering solutions.

“Spam traffic growing beyond 50% represented a clear tipping point, and was a clarion call to action for all those in the email community” said Peter Christy, co-founder of IRG. “All of a sudden, spam is seen much more as a mail network problem, and network-oriented solution thinking can be brought to bear. That will put spam back under control soon.”

This pending disruption creates opportunities for both vendors selling solutions as well as for enterprises that buy and deploy them. This report presents a compressive analysis of the impact that these changes will have on messaging networks and how businesses can move quickly to position themselves to profit from this sea change.

The study is available directly from Internet Research Group IRG provides marketing and strategy research reports and consulting services, specializing in areas related to Internet infrastructure.

A perspective for this study can be found can be found by clicking here.

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About Internet Research Group

The Internet Research Group (IRG) provides market research and market strategy services to product and service vendors. IRG services combine the formidable and unique experience and perspective of the two principals: John Katsaros and Peter Christy, each an experienced industry veteran. The overarching mission of IRG is to help clients make faster and better decisions about product strategy, market entry, and market development. Katsaros and Christy published a book on high tech business strategy Getting It Right the First Time – Praeger, 2005.

Editor’s note: Peter Christy is available to provide background discussion, quotes or references for articles related to network infrastructure and security.

Peter Christy, principal
Internet Research Group
(650) 559-2222 ext 301

John Katsaros, president
Internet Research Group
(650) 949-3256

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